By Amauche Agbo, Abakaliki

Ebonyi State Governor,David Umahi has lauded handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus International Nursery and primary school Abakaliki for raising sound and moral future leaders.

The Governor gave the commendation during the 22nd graduation ceremony of the school held at the school premises, Azuiyiokwu Abakaliki.

The Governor whose last daughter Miss Heaven David Nweze Umahi was among the primary six graduands of the school, said children are the future hope of the nation and called on the leaders and political office holders not to ruin the future of the children with unfavorable policies.

The Governor also commended parents for their doggedness in ensuring sound and moral upbringing of their children.

He gave an award of one hundred thousand naira each and automatic admission into JSS1 at King David Secondary School University Uburu to over thirty outstanding graduands and also made a cash donation worth millions of naira for the development of the School.

On his part, the chairman of the occasion, Dr. Donatus Egwu, who described the school as excellent, said the graduands are privileged to have the Governor celebrating with them and prayed God to bless their future.

Earlier in an address, the headmistress of the school, Reverend Sister Cecilia Okafor, noted the school which came into existence in September 1999, has made continuous efforts to realize its vision and mission of nurturing youngstars to become self-reliant, good citizens and future leaders, and appreciated all who have contributed tirelessly to the development of the school.

In a valedictory speech, some of the graduands including the daughter of the Governor, Miss Heaven Joesy David Nweze Umahi and Miss Queen Ugbala all of Primary Six, commended their teachers, school management and parents for giving them sound upbringing and promised to be good ambassadors of the school.

Meanwhile, Governor Umahi was accompanied to the even by his wife Chief (Mrs) Rachel Ogonna Umahi, Local Government council chairmen, State executive council members among others.